Photographic portrait of Omar Ali
EY’s purpose in financial services is critical – it helps us to do the right thing, putting the focus on the end outcomes of the work that we do, and making sure what we are doing today leaves the right legacy for the future.

Omar Ali

EY EMEIA Financial Services Regional Managing Partner

Passionate about building a better financial services industry with our people and our clients. Champion for DE&I and helping our people to reach their potential. Football enthusiast. Bad at skiing.

Omar is the Managing Partner for EMEIA Financial Services, responsible for the firm’s Financial Services business across Europe.

Omar continues to be on the Board of the Ernst & Young LLP UK member firm.

A strong advocate of innovation in professional services; Omar led the International Attractiveness and Competitiveness workstream of HMT’s FinTech Strategic Review. He is also a Board Member of TheCityUK, a member of the Department for International Trade’s Financial Services Trade Advisory Group.

Omar earned a BSc in Business Management from King’s College London and is a Freeman of the City of London Corporation.

How Omar is building a better working world

“I am a strong supporter of DE&I in EY. I am proud that we were the first of the Big 4 to publish our Gender Pay Gap, our Partner Gender Pay Gap and our Ethnicity Pay Gap in the UK; we were also among the first signatories of the HMT Women in Finance Charter, and launched a ‘background blind’ student recruitment programme for UKFS; and in 2020, we published our anti-racist commitments.

I am also proud of the role EY has played and continues to play in addressing the recapitalisation challenge facing SMEs as a result of COVID-19. It was an honour to lead the TCUK Working Group on Recapitalisation, which brought together 200 professionals from across the Financial and related Professional Services Industry to size the problem and propose some solutions and am delighted to see the impact our work has had on the Government response.”

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